Trade

Freedom Partners supports expanding free trade, allowing consumer demand – rather than government – to determine the flow of goods and services across borders. History has shown that free trade increases overall prosperity and individual well-being.

Participation in the global marketplace means more people have access to more products and better prices. Free trade not only provides billions of new customers for American-made goods, but also enables Americans to obtain products and services at more affordable costs than ever before.

Freedom Partners opposes protectionist policies such as quotas and tariffs that limit free trade. Protectionism helps a select few large, established firms while harming smaller American companies. Workers, taxpayers and consumers are also hurt by policies such as tariffs and other protectionist restrictions that ultimately lead to corporate welfare, higher consumer prices, more poverty and government control.

Freedom Partners supports all efforts to empower American innovators, entrepreneurs and hard-working families to buy and sell goods and services based on their needs – not the preferences of politicians.


Apr 12, 2018

Tariffs’ Negative Impacts on American Workers, Businesses Examined by Congress

Today, the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on the impact of tariffs on the economy and both Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce and the Americans for Prosperity continue to…

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Apr 12, 2018

Freedom Partners & AFP Statement to House Ways and Means Committee: Tariffs Are Lose-Lose

Arlington, VA – In a statement submitted to the House Ways and Means Committee today, Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce and Americans for Prosperity reiterated their opposition to tariffs and urged policymakers in…

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Mar 22, 2018

Tariffs Will Harm Consumers, Undermine Benefits of Historic Tax Reform

Arlington, VA — Just weeks after imposing tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum, President Donald Trump today announced additional tariffs on foreign imports – an action that would raise…

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Mar 14, 2018

Freedom Partners & AFP: Tariffs In Any Form Would Negate Benefits of Tax Reform

Arlington, VA – Following the Trump administration’s recent decision to impose tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum – an executive action that has been widely opposed by leading…

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Mar 14, 2018

Lessons of the Past: Tariffs Bring Harm to Economy, Consumers

Arlington, VA – As leading economists, academics and policy experts continue to warn against the grave economic harms of imposing tariffs, specifically those announced by the Trump administration on steel and aluminum imports…

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Mar 08, 2018

Freedom Partners Statement: Tariffs Consequences Vast and Serious

Arlington, VA – Following the Trump administration’s executive action today to impose tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum, Freedom Partners executive vice president Nathan Nascimento responded by…

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Mar 08, 2018

Charles Koch, Leading Economists and Policy Experts: Tariffs Will Harm American Consumers; Urge Administration to Reconsider

Charles Koch: “If we are to have a system in which businesses can succeed long term, policies must benefit everyone, not just the few.” Arlington, VA – As the Trump administration prepares to…

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Mar 07, 2018

ICYMI: Charles Koch: Corporate leaders must reject tariffs

Charles Koch  |  The Washington Post By many measures, America’s economy is strong. Unemployment is down, the stock market is up and consumer confidence is rising. Although far too many barriers still…

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Mar 07, 2018

Real Impact of Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on Americans

Last week the Administration announced a plan to levy tariffs on steel and aluminum imports at 25% and 10% respectively. Freedom Partners executive vice president Nathan Nascimento warned … “The problem with any…

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Mar 01, 2018

Freedom Partners Statement: Tariffs Will Hurt American Manufacturers

Arlington, VA – Freedom Partners executive vice president Nathan Nascimento responded today to a proposal by the Trump administration to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum: “The problem with any kind of tariff…

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